Mississippi Flooding (DR-1983)

Incident period: May 3, 2011 to June 17, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 11, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 19, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- To help speed recovery, joint state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers offer a wide variety of assistance, information and services to survivors of Mississippi’s recent tornadoes, storms and flooding. “Survivors who don’t take advantage of all the help offered at the Disaster Recovery Centers are limiting their ability to recover from their losses,” said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Womack.? “You will never know what help you are eligible for until you apply for assistance.”
May 19, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mississippi residents affected by the recent tornadoes and flooding are urged to be alert for and report potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts. Those who suspect anyone – contractor, inspector, disaster survivor or someone posing as any of these – of committing fraudulent activities should call the Disaster Fraud Hotline toll-free at 866-720-5721. 
May 18, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers opened Wednesday in Woodville in Wilkinson County and Yazoo City in Yazoo County.  The centers are open to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent river flooding, storms and tornadoes. The new centers are located in the Wilkinson Industrial Complex at 1495 US Highway 61 South in Woodville, and in Yazoo County at the Annie Ellis Elementary School, 1318 Grand Ave., in Yazoo City.
May 18, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. -- State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers opened Monday in Cleveland in Bolivar County and in Belmont in Tishomingo County. The centers are open to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent river flooding, storms and tornadoes.   Also, in Monroe County operations at the Smithville center are being transferred to the Amory center at 60416 Hatley-Detroit Rd., which is located eight miles from Smithville.
May 17, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippians who live or work in 40 counties and became unemployed because of the floods, storms or tornadoes may qualify for disaster unemployment assistance. This program helps people who don't qualify for standard unemployment compensation programs, such as the self-employed, farmers and seasonal workers.
May 17, 2011
News Release
CLINTON, Miss. – Two Monroe County Disaster Recovery Centers in Smithville and on Hatley-Detroit Rd. in Amory have consolidated operations at a new location in Amory.  The centers are open to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The consolidated center is located at the Government Complex Building, 1619 Highland Dr. until further notice.  The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday thru Saturday.  The center is closed Sunday.

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